BY AJOS DAVID
The emergence of HE, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from the small, sleepy village of Orhomuru, Orogun into the red chambers of the Nigerian Senate, having built a community-based, grassroots campaign could be likened to the biblical triumphant entry of the twenty 1st century to the people of Urhobo land, Delta Central and Delta State as a whole.
Urhobo is indeed blessed and lucky to have Senator Ovie Omo-Agege at time we are experiencing great political and economic challenges caused by the lofty promises of past political jobbers who have plunge us into an almost irredeemable situation.
Regardless of what you think of it, Obarisi is an outstanding retail and detailed politician who has come to set a new leadership tone that would play on and echo for decades to come in Urhobo Land, Delta State and Nigeria.
The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in his usual productive style, through the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill, demands for a better functional electoral system.He believes that we could have a better electoral system. A system that ensures that everyone’s vote counts. A system that requires politicians of all stripes to have to work together to erase the cynicism of the people toward politics and electoral malpractices.
And since his election as the Deputy Senate President,he has led the members of the legislative arm in an efforts to reverse a decade of this legislative obstruction and stagnation of the country’s electoral laws by championing modern electoral reforms that will serve as a progressive templates for our democratic growth.
There is an unmistakable and growing momentum as Obarisi’s reputation continues to soar above the limited expectations of the people. This has been possible because he bears in his heart a great level of sympathy and carries with him a heavy burden of how to create a better life for his people who suffers neglect and untold hardship even in the midst of wealth.
His magnanimity and humane nature was evident during the first chaotic wave of the Corona Virus pandemic that sent shock waves across continents of the world, and threatened the human existence, as he assisted the older people financially who were faced with the most threats and challenges as at that time. It was not a politically motivated move to capture the interest of the people, as most politicians were either mute, dumb or indifferent during the peak of the Covid Pandemic, some even had to hoard the relief materials meant for the people, but it was an act of human meekness and kindness by Obarisi of Urhobo land to put a long lasting smile on the faces of these aged people.
That aside, he has been charging the atmosphere with his legislative competence, and timely projects delivering. Recently, Obarisi appears to have launched a blueprint of operation “Light Up Delta Central ”, as he embarked on an aggressive programme of incubating solar power systems in rural communities by providing solar powered street lights to several communities, solar powered boreholes, electricity transformers and digital enabled learning process in schools. He also facilitated the remedial repair works on PTI junction in Uvwie Local Government, through Orerokpe in Okpe and Abraka in Ethiope East Local and many others.
The Orogun Federal Polytechnic waiting for Presidential assent will not be forgotten in a hurry. These and many other projects waiting to be birthed convinced all that indeed Obarisi is the modern day political man of galilee-A helper of his people and Delta man liberator.
With all this and more to come, the Deputy Senate President has set an unbeatable precedence and unmatchable records the past years, and he is still going stronger and doing better. What he has done over the years is something we should appreciate and celebrate him for.
Let it be known that a party’s fortune more than ever before depends on its leading figures whose responsibility is to paint the unity lines in accordance with the interest of party members who should show absolute loyalty. However, the ongoing partisan dealignment, petty political issues and senseless media onslaught on the person of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege should not be encouraged.
Obarisi, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, does not represent the interest all All Progressives Congress (APC) alone. He represents the people of Delta Central, Delta State and Nigeria as a whole, hence, we need to work together to overcome our political affiliations and differences for the good of our people, especially in terms of service and project delivery.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is seen as possibly Delta’s most charismatic, content thinker and proactive politician in recent history well respected for his keen intellect, breadth of vision and recent significant accomplishments .
In the coming years, ahead of a better productive Delta, together we will be helping His Excellency, The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege find a new direction and voice, in articulating his convictions and presenting a new vision for Delta State-A greater and better Delta for us all.
Give it to him-Obarisi is the MAN!!!!
(Senior Legislative Aide to the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege)